inherent power
n. A power that must be deemed to exist in order for a particular responsibility to be carried out.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • inherent power — The doctrine that the federal government has sovereign and inherent powers in addition to the powers given to it expressly or impliedly by the United States Constitution; a doctrine refused recognition as law by the United States Supreme Court.… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • inherent power — innate power, inborn power …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inherent power — noun Powers that are given to the national government …   Wiktionary

  • inherent power of court — A power essential to the very existence of the court or its ability to function in dispensing justice; the power to punish contempt, 17 Am J2d Contpt § 62; the power to grant a continuance in the interest of justice. State ex rel. Buck v McCabe,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • inherent power of officer or agent — A power native to the position, although it may not be sanctioned by an express grant of authority. 10 Am J2d Banks § 99 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • sovereign and inherent power — See inherent power; sovereign power …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • inherent — I adjective connate, deep rooted, essential, fixed, immanent, implicit, inborn, inbred, ineffaceable, ingrained, ingredient, innate, innatus, insitus, instinctive, integral, internal, intrinsic, native, natural, proprius, subsistent associated… …   Law dictionary

  • power — pow·er n 1: capability of acting or of producing an effect parties of unequal bargaining power 2 a: authority or capacity to act that is delegated by law or constitution often used in pl. commerce power often cap C&P: the power delegated to… …   Law dictionary

  • inherent powers of court — The inherent power of a court is that which is necessary for the proper and complete administration of justice and such power is resident in all courts of superior jurisdiction and essential to their existence; e.g., sentencing and contempt… …   Black's law dictionary

  • inherent jurisdiction — The jurisdiction of a court existing under a grant of general jurisdiction to the court, not by a grant of jurisdiction for a specific purpose. Kelly v Conner, 122 Tenn 339, 123 SW 622. See inherent power of court …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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